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Everyone knows there needs to be some drama in a show to keep its viewers’ attention but shows like Shawty Lo’s All My Babies’ Mamas’s seem to want to take the drama too far. Many are calling the show buffoonery at its worst and they are not having it. Some have even gone so far as to write a petition to stop the show from ever hitting the air waves.
Black people have been exploited for the viewing pleasure of those who lack the taste to know that there are consequences to celebrating and rewarding the depiction of bad stereotypes.
Viewers are demanding the Oxygen Network to pull the reality show. Sabrina Lamb of New York went online to formally announce her disdain for the program, which features the Atlanta rapper and his 10 babies’ mothers, plus others like it. Calling for the show to be banned, Lamb attacked Oxygen for “celebrating the dysfunction” of Shawty Lo and his family.
“Oxygen Television Network is prepared to broadcast a one hour special celebrating the dysfunction of rapper Shawty Lo…aka the insulting title ‘My Babies’ [sic] witnessed by his 11 children…by 10 different women…(some may have been underage) as they….argue, beg, fight for emotional, financial support and sexual reward. What is the difference between this ministrel [sic] show and the others which clog the airwaves without proper balance of the beauty and positive aspects of our community??”
So far more than 6000 people have signed the petition. Oxygen has yet to announce an air date for All My Babies’ Mamas. Sign the petition here!